The era of power plants using coal to generate electricity is ending in New Jersey.
The Democratic governor has set a goal of using only carbon-free — or “clean” — energy sources by 2050.
“A world without coal is a cleaner, safer world,” Murphy said Thursday during a television interview with News 12.
“And when you’re the most densely populated state in America, as we are, that is doubly true.”.
Exelon Corp., the company that owns the facilities, said the move could save customers as much as $30 million.
Experts say coal is a particularly expensive and “dirty” fossil fuel, producing much more air pollution than other sources.
Murphy said Thursday there is now a “mix of energy sources” in New Jersey — including natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar. »